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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Positively Muskegon's Kids Beat Reporter Trevor Hilson's First Story - Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon

It all started as an idea. The three women realized that they had to do something to keep boys off the street. Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hammersley came up with the idea back in 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. It was a problem that had to be solved. 

That one idea has led to the hundreds of locations of the non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.  



Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon on Facebook

In Muskegon, it’s the same idea. Concerned citizens got together, and decided to start a club. Conversations rose, and before you knew it, Tom Izzo was knocking on the door before a Muskegon basketball game talking about the new club. If you thought that was cool, the club opened! Lots of kids filed through the doors and the club got into business. All of the donations and board meetings paid off, it was official. By that time, the board said,”Why not a location in the Heights?” Before you knew it, a Heights location opened.

I had a chance to meet Dakota Crow who is the Executive Director of The Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore.  Take a listen to our talk below.





Going forward, I would think the club will do some more community mixers, some events, and also more annual galas with lots of fireworks. The club has so far been a huge success, and I wish the best for it going forward. So, to end my first story, I would like to thank my family, for pushing me through and keeping my confidence up, my friends and teachers, who have supported me a lot as well, and last, but not least, Andy O’Riley, who gave me this awesome opportunity.  If you'd like to know more about the Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore, click on the image below.


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